07-31-2008, 09:29 AM
10scoachrick
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Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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If you do a little ‘googling’, there are quite a few discussions on Rain Soft and other systems…much of the negative regards the various sales pitches…much of that negative info is a few years old. We purchased the system even though many of our neighbors have not…anecdotal experience with our water fixtures suggested to me that our water needed a little help. The system is not cheap but we are pleased so far. If it holds up as some say it will, it will pay off in the long run maintenance-wise and in the short run quality-wise. Didn’t hurt that putting it on HD’s credit card gave us a year of no interest/payments. Now, if we can just find a way to cut down on those pesky cooling and watering bills!
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10-30-2008, 07:23 AM
madhunov
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How much should it Cost to install this system in our house?
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10-30-2008, 07:59 AM
formeraustinite
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I had one installed in 1999 and it never worked right. It cycled constantly. I tried to get them to fix or replace it for about 8 months.Finelly one of the head service people came out to replace it and they hooked it up wrong and leaked water all over the garage. I told them to forget it and take it back I didn’t want it and they wouldn’t. It was a nightmare! When I sold the house I left it there disconnected and told the new owners what happened. I do not recommend this system at all.
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10-30-2008, 08:55 AM
txlonghorn
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Don’t buy a Rainsoft system. We had one installed when we first moved to our house back in 1997 and it never worked right. It is a very expensive and complex system and the installation that was done by the local rep was terrible. They connected to the main using 1/2 inch pipe which reduced pressure throughout the house. They also installed it outside because running the pipes from the main line to the garage was “impossible” according to them. It also sat it on the ground with no solid foundation so as it started to settle in the dirt it started leaking. We now have a Culligan which was properly installed in the garage and it works great. We had it installed last year and it cost less than half what the Rainsoft cost in 97. I recomend you look and Culligan or Kinetico. Kinetico doesn’t use electricity but it’s more expensive than the Culligan and also has great reviews.
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10-30-2008, 09:03 AM
10scoachrick
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Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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